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The Two-Family House

by Lynda Cohen Loigman

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  • Linda S.
    Too predictable
    The premise of this book is interesting. I really wanted to see how the author fleshed out the two brothers and sisters in law living in a two flat.But they seemed like caricatures. Easy going fun loving brother and the stern, angry bitter brother. Of course the sisters-in-law get along better than the brothers. Something had to be cohesive regarding the families. I have to say that I immediately disliked Mort and got very tired, very quickly of his character. The big "Secret" was no secret at all. I knew right from the beginning what was going on. It's better to show than tell. The decline of one of the sisters in law was not dealt with very well as it didn't delve into the pathology of what was going on with her enough. The other side story seem to be an add-on. I know some people love this book but I wasn't one of them.
  • Rosanne S. (Franklin Square, NY)
    The Two-Family House
    Lynda Cohen Loigman's debut novel The Two-Family House is a candid look at families. The story will sound familiar to many because often families experience very complicated situations.

    The story is driven by two sister in laws Helen and Rose. Once extremely close their friendship deteriorates over a unfortunate decision they make. This not only alters their lives but the lives of their families.

    The author makes a valiant effort with this story. However, for me I found it not enough. The "secret" is all too obvious from the very start and what develops because of it expected. It was simply an average story.
  • Dorothy C. (Bismarck, ND)
    The Two Family House
    This book was a very slow read for me. From the beginning of the book you knew what had happened with the babies. If that information was told later in the book , the book would of been more interesting. But maybe not. I did not find any part of this book that I liked.

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